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CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
administrations have danced around the mission of our infrastructure deficit. for all the attention to the various fiscal cliffs, the looming infrastructure deficit is every bit as critical. for two centuries, infrastructure was a bipartisan issue, from lincoln with the transcontinental railroad to democrats and republicans coming together to launch the interstate freeway system, signed into law by president eisenhower, subsequent roads, transit and water investments helped fuel our economy and tie the nation together. more recently, the failure to address long-term funding has also been bipartisan. the bush administration ignored strong recommendations from their own private sector experts that they impaneled to give advice. although the obama administration did request and employ some modest funding in the recovery act and has proposed an infrastructure bank and talked extensively and i think sincerely about the need for investment, what has been lacking has been a specific concrete proposal from either party to address infrastructure financing in america. while the political maneuvering has sec
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
's infrastructure deficit. roads, bridges, transit systems are all increasingly at risk. we are facing an inadequate state of repair, construction of new facilities are on hold and we are losing ground in meeting our own needs, let alone the challenges of global competition. yet, this challenge is an opportunity for some potential progress. we know what to do to meet this challenge. we can write a new transportation bill that will meet today's needs. it just needs more money. there is a vast coalition that supports additional resources for infrastructure. the so-called special interests that are so often at odds are remarkably aligned when it comes time to recognize and fix this problem. business, labor, professional groups, local government, environmentalists, truckers, bicyclists all agree. the paralysis that surrounds questions of raising taxes does not necessarily need to apply in this case. ronald reagan, after all, was willing to sign into law a five cent gasoline tax increase 31 years ago when a nickel a gallon was real money. a user fee is in fact a different category from a general tax incr
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
-off family. which means by the time she starts school she is already behind. that deficit can compound itself over time. and finally rising inequality and declining mobility are bad for our democracy. ordinary folks can't write massive campaign checks or high-priced lobbyists and lawyers to secure policies that tilt the playing field in their family and at everyone else's expense. so people get the bad taste that the system is rigged. and that increases cynicism and polarization and it decreases the political participation that is a requisite part of our system of self-government. this is an issue that we have to tackle. if in fact the majority of americans agree that our number one priority is to restore opportunity and broad-based growth for all americans to question his why ask washington washington -- why his washington consistently failed to act? i think a big reason is the myths that have developed around the issue of inequality. first there is the myth but this is a problem restricted to a small share of predominantly minority people. this isn't a broad based problem or a black problem
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 7:00am EST
. caller: good morning, america. in 2008, obama came in. a budget deficit. $9.6 trillion deficit. in, america hired democrat congress, senate, president. they stuffed obama down our throats without any consent from republicans. here we are $17 trillion in debt. benghazi, mexico. people whove the believesnd what obama -- shutting down businesses. these democrats have done enough. harry reid has not passed a budget in this country in six years. where is the outrage there? we have no budget. where's the outrage? we are a country with no budget. you run your household with no budget? they are stealing the money to go back to the campaigns, to a democrats. wake up and look at the democrats -- facts. this guy's a socialist and that is what will be coming. god bless us all. host: former president bill clinton weighed in on the health care law i while ago, saying that the president should keep his pledge on if you like your you -- insurance you should keep it. was interviewed yesterday and asked about why he made those comments. [video clip] is it because you are setting the way for mrs. cli
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 2:30pm EST
budget, offering responsible solutions to address the budget deficit, cancel the sequester and grow the economy. last march we offered our budget for fiscal year 2014 as an alternative to the budget that was adopted by the house. the c.b.c. budget makes tough choices. but not at the expense of our most vulnerable communities. the c.b.c. budget offers a concrete plan that both cancels the economically disastrous sequester and then pays for that cancellation. our budget is able to do so while also protecting social security, medicare, medicaid, snap nutrition benefits and other vital safety net programs that protect millions of americans from poverty. c.b.c. budget also reduces the nation's budget deficit by approximately $2.8 trillion over the next decade, compared to the february baseline calculated by the congressional budget office. other ideas have been presented in the past to either cancel the sequester or reduce the deficit. they almost always include significant cuts to social security and medicare. these ideas have included changing the way the social security benefits are c
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
deficits through the role in the appropriations committee. that becomes a really ugly conversation within the party. >> let me also share with you one of the latest as in louisiana. health care and the use of a familiar scene in louisiana, the theme of the said, let's watch the -- let's watch. >> there is a danger. many have warned that is coming. now they are in a hunt and headed for you. >> at least 80,000 people statewide would not be able to keep their current insurance because of the guttural health care overhaul. >> louisianians are struggling because of obamacare. she recently told reporters, "i am not concerned for anything." she cast the deciding vote for obama care in the first place. it is the brave new world of government incompetence that we will live in. guest: the last line for that is interesting because that is new. the brave new world of government incompetence. that is something the launch of the obamacare website has over republicans. up to it is no longer it is better for you. -- the government is better for you. these guys are incompetent buffoons. it is a attack tha
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm PST
the website, get on, it's safe. can be trusted given the trust deficit the polling suggests. can he be believed? should the people believe him? >> first of all, let's start with health care. we are obviously in a period of transition. i think you will see a lot of bumps in the road as we move forward here. >> big bumps. >> the law will work. it's already started to increase. >> very low. there was only one direction the to go. >> a lot of them are 18 to 29. you were probably a straight a student and planned ahead before things were due. >> you keep that rolling. >> a lot of folks will get ready right before the deadline. that happened in massachusetts. >> get back to what i said. >> on the trust issue. you know, look. this isn't the first time the president is running on a big serious issue, on the auto bailout. people weren't happy about it. it was unpopular. on the bp oil spill. people called it obama's katrina. >> they think he lied. that's different from didn't handle it well, could have been better. >> same thing people said about bp. >> people think he lied about their health
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 5:00am EST
-- finally, what do believe is the most likely impact on you every large federal budget deficit and debt in terms of your own personal financial situation. toin, i would draw your eye the two top scorers here, far and away. they're worrying about the andal year and higher taxes fewer opportunities for jobs or wage increases. the issue of disposable income and households daily challenged by the current circumstances. i had to leave you on something that is not very optimistic, but in looking toward the future, the near future, in terms of where we are, how confident are you that the congress and presidents ability to avoid a shutdown for the deadline, 70% of americans are not confident and that cuts across all political party identification and all demographic groups. they have very little confidence that they will make progress going forward on this. that has an impact not only on political attitudes but also consumer behavior. with that, we're going to show you a couple of vignettes to bring to life some of these numbers. thank you. [applause] ♪ >> i would consider myself to be middle
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
the largest per capita deficit in the country, a total debt of about $3.5 billion. before taking office he did several terms as mayor of stanford, connecticut, from 1995 to 2009, and what's particularly relevant to us today for this conversation is promising to make 2012 the year of education in connecticut, he tackled a reform agenda in a state that has long been known for one of the nation's widest racial achievement gaps. and the governor took the lead in passing one of the nation's more dramatic education bills. signed it in may 2012. it was public act 12116, an act concerning education reform. some of the package's most significant features required a new teacher evaluation pilot in which 45% of the evaluation would be based on student learning. the governor's package created a commissioner's network similar to the recovery school district in louisiana which has the ability to take authority over 25 of the state's lowest performing schools. to date, 11 have been entered into that network. and it increased per-pupil charter school funding to $10,500 in fiscal 2013, ask that figure will go
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 12:00pm EST
health care costs shows up in entire paychecks for workers and/or deficits the government. indeed, the cbo estimates that in the second decade the aca is in effect once it is in effect it will shave .5% of gdp off our deficit every year. which is about $80 billion each year in today's economy. "the new york times" reports this morning that the cost of the aca are heading in the other direction. so economic benefits are going up, costs are going down. now, how do we implement all these benefits to make sure they translate to better care for everyone? because it will allow -- as i said, millions of americans have been benefiting from them since 2010. what we have to do is keep spreading the word so america's know that these options are available to them. for americans without insurance are working to help them get covered. this is where much of the attention has been since october 1. the new health insurance marketplace will help ensure millions of hard-working americans find affordable health care. in states where governors and legislators, candidates and state-based workstations w
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 7:45am EST
an economic message. you talked about ending the cost budgetreducing long-term deficits in this country by bringing down the cost of medicare, and then it became about peoplesage in this very wealthy country deserve health insurance. it should be a right. the message is confusing for people. what is this about? is it about the economy? is it about morality in this country and the valid -- values of this country? the problem with messaging came to ahead with, do you want to keep your plan? you recall he began the formulation by saying, if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. that quickly turned out to not be the case and obama dropped it ready quickly and went to plan. it is a confusing law. when messaging is mixed and and not entirely credible, it really undermines the president posses ability to say, trust us on this. on --dennis is waiting from new mexico honor independent line. good morning, gentlemen. are you dealing with the attack? from the callers. all he is trying to do is answer some questions. you brought up a point earlier that to get on obama's his its
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am EST
.s. current account deficits since 1999 shows the trend and the discovery of new domestic sources of oil and gas, it reinforces this issue. the country is spending less on imported energy." you can read the full story on bloomberg's website. the front page of "the pittsburgh post-gazette" -- a look at some of the victims from one year ago and a story that will likely get a lot of attention in the week ahead. this is from "the detroit free press" -- you can get more information by logging on to freep.com. next is robert from massachusetts. decline andre in the reason is because we, as a viewed -- when the world our opinion not to go to war, we would not go with our allies. we are ia country that has of thed because one world sees our moral fabric has declined, that is a decline any way. when bush stole the election world looked the --it is not a has way we go about the world. said we havellers the most disrespected presidents. how does the worldview that? it is a holy mentality. then you look at what happened in wall street, the greed that is going on. this is all that. we are meddling in
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 1:05pm EST
deficit after any recent downturn. it has been said in opposition to an extension that the federal emergency unemployment compensation program was adopted, and i quote, for extraordinary circumstances that are disappearing. no, no. these extraordinary circumstances continue adds indicated in the report issued just this morning by president obama's council of economic advisors, that highlights that the current long-term unemployment rate is at least twice as high as it was at the expiration of every previous extended ui benefit program. the extraordinary circumstances in a few words continue. the report also sets out the economic impact of a failure to act. it occurs with cbo, wall street analysts and other economists, that allowing the federal ui program to expire who cost our economy at least 200,000 jobs next year because of reduced consumer demand. for this congress to ignore the national economic impact would be shortsighted. to ignore the human, the individual human impact would be cold hearted. that is not the better nation, the better nature of our nation. and i trust of thi
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 9:00am EST
were to continue, would lead to greater federal deficit, which would eventually reduce the nation's output in income, slightly what would occur under current law. so i believe we should be focused on how we get folks back to work. that is where the house has been focused. unfortunately, after 140-some bills we passed over to the senate, they still await even consideration at all by that body. so with that, mr. speaker, i yield back. mr. hoyer: i thank the gentleman for his comment. we need to have the -- we don't have the time nor the inclination of going through the bills which the gentleman refers as jobs bills. of course we have an alternative and mr. van hollen will be talking about that in terms of jobs, investment, infrastructure, investment in education and growing jobs for our people. but the fact of the matter is, mr. speaker, there are 1.3 million people who can't find a job. to say that they will be disincentivized because we continue to give them some support so they can survive and their families can survive during the period of time that they're looking for a job, th
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 10:35am EST
of scholarships for the kids who came out of there. effect on the town of the mine closing was deficit in the account had been through lots of hard times bigger than labor strikes and i write about what big strikes in my book. it had been through the depression the aldermen voted to work three days a week so everybody could work. but when the mine closed-end, nobody could believe it. they tried to get people to get in to be a white knight to save the town and have someone else bought it. a company that bought it from the original owners and they were mining deep and mining fast and getting the best stuff out there and then environmental protection agency came in and said you can't keep doing what you're doing. and between the way the gulf resources managed the mine and the epa, they closed down and this became a superfund site. epa is the one who tries to keep the air clean and the water claim. this town did not have clean air or clean water. so there were lots of poisons that were spread out on the ground. while this one company was managing the mine, there was a back house fire. the
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